The panel is expected to provide expert advice to Welsh business minister Edwina Hart to help inform government policy.
Mrs Hart told the National Assembly for Wales’ enterprise and business committee that construction was a priority sector for the government. She said: “The construction industry in Wales has an estimated 10,000 businesses employing 100,000 people and has a pivotal role to play in the delivery of affordable housing, improved transportation infrastructure, better schools and hospitals and green energy infrastructure.”
Responding to his appointment, Mr Joyce said: "I am delighted that the Welsh government has recognised construction as a priority sector and recognised its status as an economic enabler across the economy.
“I am relishing the challenge of chairing the construction panel and the challenges and opportunities it presents to support the growth of the sector in Wales and provide strategic guidance to the minister.”